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Rape Crisis Scotland Helpline

Open daily from 5pm to midnight for anyone aged 13 +


Open 24 hours daily for children and young people aged 18 and under.

  • Call: 0800 1111

Sexual Assault Response Coordination Service (SARCS)

Open 24 hours daily. This is an NHS service for anyone aged 16 and over which can offer healthcare and support in the days after what happened. If you are unsure whether you want to report to the police, the SARCS service may be able to arrange for you to have a forensic medical examination without reporting to the police. You can self-refer by phoning 0800 148 88 88 (open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week). You can find out more information at

If you are under 16, you can also contact the SARCS service. The person you speak to will make a decision about your immediate safety. They will then take your details and pass them to a healthcare professional - this could be a doctor or a nurse, for example. This healthcare professional will phone you back and explain more about who else will need to be involved for your care and protection. A social worker may also have to be informed. You can find out more at